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Issued at 24/06/2016 2:26pm. Valid till 27/06/2016 6pm

Queenstown

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
1pm - 4pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The backcountry conditions are similar to what you will find on the ski fields, sorry to say. Fairly limited and patchy at best. Watch for afternoon wet slide activity on some solar aspects, generally the steeper stuff. Looking ahead a bit of new snow will put the smile back on everyones faces.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Not a lot to report !

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack has had a good soaking to around 2100 m and no real freeze to talk of, the pack is near isothermic (rotten). A few cold nights ahead and a bit of snow in the forecast for the weekend. In other words still just early season.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Cooler nights with some light snow in the coming days, things are on the improve, slightly !!


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Forecast by Chris Cochrane

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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Mountainf Safety Council websiteAdventure Smart websiteNew Zealand Avalanche Center